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Sen. William Bate

Former Senator for Tennessee

Bate was a senator from Tennessee and was a Democrat. He served from 1899 to 1905.

He was previously a senator from Tennessee as a Democrat from 1893 to 1899; and a senator from Tennessee as a Democrat from 1887 to 1893.

Photo of Sen. William Bate [D-TN, 1899-1905]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1887 to Mar 1905, Bate missed 373 of 2,641 roll call votes, which is 14.1%. This is better than the median of 29.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1905. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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